Last month Graco recalled 3.8 child car seats due to faulty harness buckles that get stuck in the latched position. More car seats have now been recalled and The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration believes that even more seats should be recalled by Graco. It should be noted that crash protection is not the issue in this recall, removing the child from the seat is the problem. Over time the buckles get gummed up with food and drink, making it difficult to unlatch the buckle and remove the child.
The seat models included in the recall are:
Graco’s Harness Buckle Recall Announcement gives you information on how to order a free replacement harness buckle.
Consumer Reports has a detailed article on this recall – 5 Things Parents Should Know About Graco’s Car Seat Recall.
Nestlé recalls Hot Pockets sold at Walmart, Stop & Shop, Martin’s and Giant. Last week, The Rancho Feeding Corporation of Petaluma, CA, recalled approximately 8.7 million pounds of beef and this recall has affected many other companies. Rancho recalled all of its meat products because it was produced without all the required inspections. According to a Nestlé press release, it did not purchase meat directly from Rancho; however, it did receive a small quantity of meat that was used at Nestlé’s Chatsworth, CA, production operation, a facility devoted entirely to Hot Pockets brand sandwiches.
The products being recalled are Hot Pockets brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes and Hot Pockets brand Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese in the two-pack box. No other batches, sizes, including multi-packs, or varieties of Hot Pockets brand products are affected.
The product may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers can contact Nestle at 1-800-392-4057.
Click here to read the complete article regarding the Hot Pockets Recall which includes batch and UPC numbers for the affected products.
Playtex is recalling their Pacifier Holder Clips. The pacifier holder clips can crack and a small part can break off which poses a choking hazard to small children.
Approximately 1.25 million of the pacifier holder clips were sold nationwide at Walmart, Target, Burlington Coat Factory, other major retailers, juvenile product, baby and discount stores and online on Amazon from July 2010 through October 2013 for about $3. The pacifier holder was sold in green with a monkey figure, pink with a flower and blue with a tow truck.
If you have purchased one of Playtex’s pacifier holder clips, you should stop using it immediately and contact Playtex for a refund.
Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling their pouch products within its Baby Stage 2, Tots Mish Mash and Kids lines after discovering a manufacturing defect that may cause spoilage in some pouches. The recalled products have the “Best By” dates from 8/5/14 to 12/8/14 and the letters “AT.”
Plum has determined that the potential spoilage may cause some pouches to swell. You can find a list of all the recalled Pouch Products on Plum Organics’ website.
Parents should not feed their children the recalled pouches. If you have purchased the products, contact the Plum Organics Consumer Hotline at 866-495-3774 or on the web at http://www.plumorganics.com/replacement-voucher-request to request a product replacement voucher.
Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some of their varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their “best when used by” dates.
Here is a message from Kraft:
To Our Valued Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese Consumers -
We’re sorry that some of our Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese products did not meet our high standards. And we deeply regret if you have experienced any inconvenience due to our voluntary recall on October 25, 2013.
As you may know, these are natural cheeses that contain no added preservatives, and it’s not unusual for cheese to spoil over time. But in this situation, we saw spoilage occurring before the “Best When Used By” Date. That is not acceptable to us. So we knew the right thing to do for our consumers was to voluntarily recall the affected product.
Again, we’re sorry that these products did not meet our standards and your expectations.
Shipped throughout the US, the affected products all have code dates from October 25, 2013 through February 11, 2014.
You can find the “Best When Used By” date on the back of multi-count packages toward the bottom. For string cheese products labeled for individual sale, the “Best When Used By” date is on the bottom front of the package. If you have purchased one of the recalled products, do not eat it, instead return it to the the store where purchase for a full refund or exchange.
You can see a full list of the affected products on Kraft’s website.
No other Kraft or Polly-O String Cheese or String Cheese Twists products — or any other Kraft Foods or Polly-O products — are being recalled.
Chobani, Inc., of Twin Falls, Idaho is voluntarily recalling their Greek Yogurt. Due to reports of bloating and swelling and some claims of illness, the company has ceased the distribution of yogurt. Mold was identified in a limited amount of product that came from their Idaho facility. The potentially affected products were distributed and delivered to retail and club stores nationwide.
If you purchased yogurt with the code 16-012, Best By: 9/11/2013 – 10/7/ 2013 please discard and contact Chobani at chobani.com/care or call 877-847-6181 to get replacements or refunds.
Click here to read the complete article regarding the complete list of Chobani Greek Yogurt products which includes best by dates and UPC codes on the FDA’s website. You can also visit Chobani on the web to read a message from their founder.
Procter & Gamble is voluntarily recalling some of its dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This recall involves select lots of varieties of Eukanuba dry dog food and Iams’ dry dog and cat food.
The affected product was distributed to select retailers across the United States, mostly on the East Coast. The recall affects roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of total annual production. This recall is limited to the specific dry pet food lot codes which are listed on the FDA’s website. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned wet food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 – Nestlé USA’s Pizza Division today announced the voluntary recall of select production codes of four different frozen pizzas sold in the U.S. These include:
The voluntary recall is limited to frozen pizzas with these specific production codes, which were distributed nationwide. No other production codes/dates, sizes or varieties of CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN or DIGIORNO pizzas are affected by this recall. The reason for the recall is that the pizza may contain fragments of clear plastic. Nestlé USA is taking this action after a small number of consumers reported that they had found small fragments of plastic on the CPK Crispy Thin Crust White pizza. Our investigation indicates this is directly related to a particular lot of spinach we received from one of our suppliers. Although no complaints have been received to date on the other three varieties that used this spinach, we are recalling these additional varieties in an abundance of caution.
All the pizzas being recalled were produced during February and March of this year. Because Nestlé USA delivers pizzas in the U.S. directly to retailer freezer cases, we have already instructed our direct store delivery team to begin removing pizzas affected by this recall at retail locations nationwide. We also are working together with our retail partners to ensure that these varieties are removed from freezer shelves nationwide.
Nestlé USA also is reaching out to consumers to ask that they examine their freezer inventory for the specific packages of DIGIORNO and CPK varieties affected by this recall.
To locate the production codes for these specific pizzas, the consumer simply needs to look for a blue or pink rectangular box on one of the side panels of the pizza box. The production code is on the second line of the printed code and is the first ten digits of the number. Consumers should look for the following production codes:
Consumers who may have purchased the recalled CPK and DIGIORNO pizzas with the identified production codes should not consume the pizza, but instead should contact Nestlé USA Consumer Services at 800-456-4394 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., E.T. and this Saturday, May 4th from 12 noon – 8 p.m. E.T.. Nestlé will provide a replacement coupon to reporting consumers and also may make arrangements to retrieve the pizza for further examination.
Natura Pet Products is voluntarily expanding their recall of dry pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The expanded recall now includes ALL dry pet food products and treats with expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014. The affected products include the following:
All sizes and UPC codes are being recalled. The key to this recall is if the food has an expiration date on or before 3/24/14.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
No canned wet food or biscuits are affected by this announcement. The affected products are sold through veterinary clinics and select pet specialty retailers nationwide and in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and Costa Rica, as well as online.
Consumers who have purchased these pet foods should discard them. For additional information, consumers may visit www.naturapet.com. For a product replacement or refund call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123. (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CST).
Kellogg’s has initiated a voluntary recall of three sizes of Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries cereal packages due to the possible presence of glass fragments.
This recall involves the following packages:
If your package is any size other than the 11.2, 22.4 or 37 ounces, it is not impacted by this recall.
Click here to read Kellogg’s release regarding the Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries Cereal Recall which will give you full details on the recall along with contact information if you have purchased the recalled product.
Heartland Brands is voluntarily recalling two of their granola cereals as a precaution due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh in an ingredient. The ingredient is a grain blend, and the problem was discovered and reported by the ingredient supplier, Dakota Specialty Milling.
The two Heartland cereal varieties affected are:
No other Heartland Brands products are involved in this recall.